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Anti-wrinkle Injections

Are pesky wrinkles and fine lines starting to make you feel self-conscious about your appearance? At My Skin, we understand the desire to maintain youthful and radiant skin. That's why we offer a safe and effective solution: anti-wrinkle injections. Our expert team of dermatologists and medical professionals is dedicated to helping you achieve a smoother, more youthful complexion.

Types of Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Botox is a brand name for a medication made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The toxin is a protein that blocks nerve signals to muscles, causing them to relax and temporarily smooth wrinkles. It is most commonly used for cosmetic purposes, but it also has a number of medical uses.

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Dysport, like Botox, is a brand name for a medication used to temporarily improve the appearance of wrinkles and treat certain medical conditions.

Xeomin is a brand name for a prescription injectable medication made from a purified form of botulinum toxin type A, a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It works by temporarily blocking nerve signals to muscles, causing them to relax and smooth out wrinkles. Similar to Botox and Dysport, it is primarily used cosmetically to treat moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), but it also has FDA approval for some medical conditions like cervical dystonia and blepharospasm. The main difference between Xeomin and other neuromodulators is that it has no added proteins or preservatives, making it a potentially good option for people who are prone to allergic reactions.

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Jeuveau, the "NewTox" on the block, is another brand of botulinum toxin type A injection, joining the likes of Botox and Dysport. Like its cousins, it temporarily smooths wrinkles by relaxing specific muscles with a targeted nerve signal block. While primarily used for frown lines between the eyebrows, Jeuveau boasts a slightly lower price point and potentially less chance of developing resistance compared to other options. It's still a rising star in the wrinkle-fighting world, so consult your doctor to see if it's the right fit for your aesthetic goals.

Daxxify is the newest player in the wrinkle-relaxing game, boasting a longer-lasting punch than its rivals. This peptide-powered neuromodulator uses the same botulinum toxin type A magic as Botox and friends, but its unique formula promises results that linger for six months (twice as long as some) and kick in faster, smoothing those frown lines within a couple of days. Its novelty means more research is needed, but it's an exciting option for those seeking extended wrinkle freedom, just be sure to chat with your doctor about its suitability and potential side effects.

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What Are Anti-wrinkle Injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections, also known as botulinum toxin injections, are a
non-invasive cosmetic procedure designed to reduce the appearance of
fine lines and wrinkles on the face. They work by relaxing the muscles
responsible for creating dynamic wrinkles, such as crow's feet, forehead
lines, and frown lines. This results in a smoother, more refreshed look
without the need for surgery.

The most common botulinum toxin used for anti-wrinkle injections is Botox.
Botox/Jeuveau will soften and remove your facial lines. Botox injections
block certain chemical signals from nerves, that cause muscles to
contract. The most common use of these injections is to temporarily
relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles in the forehead and around
the eyes. These injections are the key to having smooth youthful skin
for men and women.

How Do Anti-Wrinkle Injections Work?

Anti-wrinkle injections are administered via a series of tiny injections directly into the targeted facial muscles. The key ingredient, botulinum toxin, temporarily blocks nerve signals to these muscles, preventing them from contracting and forming wrinkles. The treatment is quick, virtually painless, and requires no downtime, allowing you to resume your daily activities immediately.

Benefits of Anti-Wrinkle Injections

  • Smoother Skin

  • Non-Invasive

  • Quick Procedure

  • Minimal Downtime

  • Natural-Looking Results

What Areas Can Be Treated with Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to treat a variety of areas of the Face, Neck, Scalp, & Underarms, including:

  • Forehead Lines

  • Frown Lines (between the eyebrows)

  • Eyebrow Lift

  • Under Eyes for Lines

  • Bunny Lines (lines on the nose)

  • Chin Dimpling

  • DAO (pulls smile down)

  • Jawline to Sharpen and Left Sagging Skin

  • Neck Bands (platysma bands)

  • Neck for Thinning Neck and Tension/Pain

  • Scalp for Headaches

  • Underarms for Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating)

What to Expect During an Anti-Wrinkle Injection Treatment

An anti-wrinkle injection treatment typically takes around 15-30 minutes. The injections themselves are usually relatively painless.

After the injections, you may experience some mild redness, swelling, or bruising. These side effects are usually temporary and will resolve within a few days. It takes 7-10 days up to 2 weeks for Botox to start working.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do the results of anti-wrinkle injections last?

Results from anti-wrinkle injections typically last between 3 to 4 months. However, individual variations may occur. Regular maintenance appointments can help prolong the effects.

Are anti-wrinkle injections safe?

Yes, when administered by trained and experienced professionals, anti-wrinkle injections are generally safe. They have been used for cosmetic purposes for many years with a well-established safety record. At My Skin, we prioritize safety and follow strict medical protocols.

Is there any downtime after receiving anti-wrinkle injections?

There is minimal to no downtime after getting anti-wrinkle injections. You can resume your daily activities immediately after the procedure. Some minor redness or swelling at the injection sites may occur but typically resolves quickly.

Are anti-wrinkle injections painful?

Most patients report only mild discomfort during the procedure, if any at all. The injections are quick and administered using fine needles. If you're concerned about pain, our team can discuss options for numbing or topical anesthesia to make the experience more comfortable.

Can anti-wrinkle injections be combined with other treatments?

Yes, anti-wrinkle injections can be combined with other cosmetic treatments, such as dermal fillers, to achieve a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Your treatment plan can be customized to address your specific concerns and goals, and our experts can provide guidance on combining procedures for the best results.

If you have any questions or concerns about your skin & would like to schedule an appointment at our St. Pete dermatology office or Brandenton dermatology office, please call us today!

St. Pete Location

111 2nd Ave NE., Suite 1406

St Petersburg, FL 33701

Plaza Tower- Downtown St Pete

Phone: (727) 295-7223

Bradenton Location

4301 32nd St. W., Suite D2

Bradenton, FL 34277

Phone: (941) 330-5805